[arch-general] Curious about arch repository policy
morganamilo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 20:17:22 UTC 2018
On 27/03/18 21:13, Leonid Isaev via arch-general wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 08:39:30PM +0100, morganamilo via arch-general wrote:
>> On 27/03/18 20:34, Leonid Isaev via arch-general wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 08:27:16PM +0530, Sudarshan Kakoty via arch-general wrote:
>>>> I was reading "Arch Wiki" and felt curious about that difference
>>>> between extra and community repo.
>>>> Some packages, such as "meson" is in the "extra" repo, whereas "ninja"
>>>> is in "community" repo. The interesting fact is that - is an implicit
>>>> dependency to "meson". So why that is (ninja) in the community repo?
>>> A more important question is why meson and ninja are not in [core] and base
>>> group given that they are build-dependencies of systemd?
>> Probably because they're only make depends like you said. So in a user's
>> system make depends are not needed to install packages nor do they provide
>> any use.
> But I thought [core] was supposed to be self-contained, or it only used to be?
From a user's perspectvie they are self contained. Arch is a binary
distro, the user does not need to mess with make depends.
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